Natucket Bench

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Project by Jerry Spencer posted 09-18-2014 05:00 PM 1465 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a project for our church’s silent auction, found the plans for this bench in Wood I found some cheap ash at a local hard wood dealer, man is this stuff hard. This is the first time I tried through tenons and I found out I need a better saw to do these. Started out with an oil stain and didn’t like the results then I put a mahogany dye over top and it came out ok. Topped with three coats of General Finishes semi.
Opening bid was $40 and it went for $75. I’m pleased with that.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 05:09 PM

Nice work. I used Ash for the floors in the dining and living rooms. Looks good, but you are right it can be hard.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 06:13 PM

Jerry, nice bench – I could never get thru tenons right so I gave up.
nice price for a silent auction

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 09:47 PM

Looks GREAT Jerry!
Love the through tenons!
Thanks for sharing!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#4 posted 09-19-2014 11:54 AM

Ash is a great wood, I always thought it was an under appreciated wood, now that the borers are killing them off we may not have it around much longer. I once had an old timer say ash was “poor mans oak” because of the similar grain patterns. I really like the job you did.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#5 posted 09-19-2014 01:17 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the comments. Crossfacecraddle, I’d have to agree with you. It’s pretty cheap now however when it’s gone look for the price to go up. A lot of people did think it was red oak.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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